Rutherford B. Hayes Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
Who was the 19th President of the United States?
A: Rutherford B. Hayes.
Where was Rutherford Birchard Hayes was born?
A: In Delaware, Ohio.
What was Rutherford’s birth name?
A: Rutherford Birchard Hayes.
Through both his father and mother, Hayes was of what
A: New England colonial.
On what date was Rutherford B. Hayes born?
A: On October 4, 1822.
Who was Rutherford’s father?
A: Rutherford Hayes, Jr. Hayes's father, was a Vermont storekeeper, who took the family to Ohio in 1817.
Rutherford’s father died ten weeks before what?
A: Rutherford's birth.
Sophi, Rutherford’s mother, took charge of the family,
bringing up Hayes and who?
A: His sister, Fanny.
Rutherford and Fanny were the only two of how many of
Sophi’s children to survive to adulthood?
What president preceded Rutherford?
A: Ulysses Grant.
Who was Rutherford’s vice president?
A: William Wheeler.
When did Hayes serve as President of the U.S.?
A: March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1881
Who succeeded Hayes as President of the U.S.?
A: James Garfield.
Where did Rutherford B. Hayes attended school?
A: The common schools in Delaware, Ohio.
Where did Rutherford enroll in 1836?
A: At the Methodist Norwalk Seminary in Norwalk, Ohio.
Rutherford returned to Ohio and entered what school in
A: Kenyon College in Gambier.
While at Kenyon he became interested in what?
A: Whig politics.
Hayes graduated with highest honors in 1842 and addressed
the class as its what?
Hayes moved east to attend what school in 1843?
A: Harvard Law School.
Hayes was an attorney in Ohio and was the city solicitor of
Cincinnati from when to when?
A: 1858 to 1861.
Who did Hayes court during his time in Cincinnati?
A: His future wife, Lucy Webb.
In what year did Rutherford and Lucy become engaged?
A: In 1851.
On what date did Rutherford marry Lucy?
A: On December 30, 1852, at the house of Lucy's mother.
How many times was Hayes was wounded during the war?
A: Five times.
Rutherford earned a reputation for what?
A: Bravery in combat and was promoted to the rank of major general.
After the war, Rutherford served in the U.S. Congress from
when to when?
A: 1865 to 1867 as a Republican.
Hayes left Congress to run for what office?
A: Governor of Ohio and was elected to two consecutive terms.
In 1876 he was elected to a what?
A: Third term as Governor.
Rutherford believed in equal treatment without regard to
race, and improvement through what?
He ordered federal troops to quell what?
A: The Great Railroad Strike of 1877.
Hayes kept his pledge not to run for re-election doing what
after his term?
A: He retired to his home in Ohio, and became an advocate of social and educational reform.